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Robotic Gallbladder Surgery

Why choose robotic gallbladder surgery?

Robotic gallbladder surgery or cholecystectomy, is minimally invasive and can be performed through a single small incision. At the Center for Robotic Surgery at P/SL, surgeons use a state-of-the- art robotic surgical platform that translates their hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of instruments inside the body.

The robot has an enhanced vision system with 3D-HD visualization allowing for improved vision, precision, dexterity and control. During the entire procedure, our surgeons are 100% in control of the system.

Compared to surgeons using manual single-port (access) laparoscopy, our robotic surgeons have improved precision, control, better ergonomics and greater access. These advantages allow them to perform precise and comprehensive single-incision surgery.

Benefits of robotic gallbladder surgery

  • Precise removal of cancerous tissue
  • Low blood loss
  • Low rate of complications
  • Quick return to a normal diet and bowel function
  • Short hospital stay
  • Minimal scarring
  • Lower conversion rate to open surgery compared to traditional lap surgery 

How Robotic Surgery Works

Your surgeon is 100% in control of the robot. Through a high-tech control module, surgeons move miniaturized operating instruments that allow for extremely precise movements. In fact, robotic surgeons have a greater range of motion, they can see more clearly and they have better dexterity when using the robotic system.

Though the robot has been used successfully worldwide in hundreds of thousands of procedures to date, not all patients are candidates for robotic gallbladder surgery. Be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of each surgical technique with your doctor.